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Ants are dumb

Permalink 02/27/09 at 02:06:03 pm, by Ed, 104 words   English (US)
Categories: Games, Programming

I've been working more on my ant hill "game" (those are the biggest finger quotes you can imagine). Right now, I'm making them shove rocks around. Basically, you throw rocks at ants, and they move them away from their hill, trying to keep it clean.

The stupid ants though, sometimes one ant would walk up to a rock and start pushing it, while ten other ants are already pushing it in the opposite direction, so the ant gets squashed under the rock.

"Stupid Ant," I say.

Only after this do I realize it's my programming that caused the ant to act that way. D'oh!

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Comment from: Ben [Visitor]
Have you considered implementing some real ant behavior?
02/27/09 @ 15:05

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